Malt bread recipe

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serves: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Perfect to use up your store cupboard ingredients, malt bread will see you through from morning to afternoon.

    If you’ve yet to do the weekly shop and are looking for a great recipe that can be made with just store cupboard ingredients, then this is the one for you. This slightly sweet bread is perfect with slathering of butter and a cup of tea in the morning, or with coffee in the afternoon.

    Malt bread is made using golden syrup and has a subtle malty flavour, a taste that’s commonly associated with some of our much-loved treats like Maltesers.

    This recipe for malt bread is quick and easy to make and is great served with either sweet or savoury toppings. You could also add a range of your favourite dried fruit, such as raisins to give it an extra gooey and fruity taste.


    • 480g plain flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1tspn baking powder
    • 4tbsp malt drink powder
    • 275ml milk
    • 2tbsp golden syrup


    • Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.

    • Grease a 2lb loaf tin.

    • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

    • Add the milk and Golden Syrup and mix until just combined.

    • Roll into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 mins.

    • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins, before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

    Top tip for making Malt bread

    This bread is great served warm with chocolate spread

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